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Half Of The World's Largest Supercomputer Clusters Run SUSE

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muktware.com: Andreas Jaeger was recently appointed as product manager of SUSE so we talked to him about his new role, the relationship between SUSE and the openSUSE community and SUSE's emergence after being sold and much more.

7 Open Source Questions With Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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readwrite.com: I recently had a chance to sit down over a Thai food lunch with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. Whitehurst, who took over Red Hat after leaving Delta Airlines in 2007, had a lot to say about the current situation of open source computing.

Interview: Linus Torvalds – I don't read code any more

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h-online.com: I was lucky enough to interview Linus quite early in the history of Linux – back in 1996. His trips to Europe are somewhat rare, and I took advantage of the fact that he was speaking at the recent LinuxCon Europe 2012 in Barcelona to interview him again.

XStreamOS: An Illumos Kernel Based Operating System

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unixmen.com: The project is led by Garbriele Bulfon through his company, Sonicle, a company which he co-founded with business partner Raffaele Fullone. Sonicle specializes in Infrastructure, Cloud and Web Development technologies. Gabriele gave me a brief run-down of what Sonicle is all about:

An Interview With Curtis Olson of Flightgear

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unixmen.com: FlightGear is one of the most amazing and most important open source projects in existence. With a huge community around it, and a group of talented aviation lovers to develop it, FlightGear is the greatest and most open way to travel our world.

Ubuntu's Jono Bacon Talks Open-Source Community Management

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eweek.com: It’s time for enterprises to take their participation in the open-source community even more seriously, for their own sake, says Jono Bacon, the community manager for Ubuntu.

An interview with Allan Day

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blogs.gnome.org: A few days ago I had the great pleasure to interview Allan Day, GNOME designer and enthusiastic contributor.

Exclusive Interview: DeLisa Alexander Of Red Hat

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muktware.com: This week we are interviewing DeLisa Alexander, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Red Hat.

Warren Woodford And The Linux Distro Market

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unixmen.com: Warren Woodford is the man behind MEPIS, one of the first ever GNU/Linux distributions that tried to be more friendly to the user. In this quick interview he talks about the distribution market, the different strategies that are followed and his opinion on what all distributions should do in order for the Linux desktop to grow and prosper.

Exclusive Interview with Mo Duffy, Red Hat IxDesigner

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core77.com: Mo Duffy is a senior interaction designer at Red Hat, a billion dollar company that is the world's leading open source and Linux provider. I met Mo this past spring when we spoke on a panel at SxSW.

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